Guest host Josh Carlson welcomes Karen Buckwalter and Chaddock president & CEO Debbie Reed to the podcast to discuss Raising The Challenging Child, the new book Karen and Debbie co-authored to be released on January 7th, 2020, now available for pre-order at raisingthechallengingchild.com. This is part two of their conversation.
Debbie Reed is president and CEO of Chaddock. She has also played a leadership role in child- and family-serving organizations at the state and national levels, including the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services' Child Welfare Advisory Committee, the CEO council of the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, and the national board of the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries.
Karen Doyle Buckwalter, MSW, LCSW, as you know, is director of program strategy at Chaddock in Quincy, Illinois. She serves on the board of directors' advisory board of the Theraplay® Institute in Chicago and has trained and consulted at family behavioral health organizations and youth foster care centers in the US, the UK, Australia, Denmark, and beyond.
Building on their work at Chaddock, a nonprofit organization that has worked with some of the most challenging kids in the nation for more than 150 years, the authors empower frustrated parents with practical tips. The strategies they share work both for the child who is going through a difficult phase brought on by life disruption or trauma, and for the child who faces chronic struggles. Parents, teachers, and those who work with children and youth will find positive, practical steps they can start taking today in order to understand and address the baffling behavior of the child under their care.